Fleet Compliance

locationDartmouth - Nova Scotia (NS),

atHalifax Regional Municipality

Estimated salary $68,680 - $101,000 a year

Job Description:

Reporting to the Manager of Corporate Fleet, the Fleet Compliance and Safety Advisor/Officer is accountable for the successful development and implementation of a comprehensive vehicle and equipment compliance and safety program for HRM.
Key responsibilities of this position include: compliance and safety program development based upon legislative requirements; evaluating the effectiveness of the program and making recommendations for improvements; promoting compliance and safe practices in accordance with corporate standards and legislated requirements; and addressing corporate risk management through the delivery of fleet training for staff where required; participating where necessary in accident/incident investigations involving HRM operated vehicles and equipment to identify primary and secondary causes and identify steps to prevent recurrences. This position acts as a corporate expert on fleet compliance and safety matters. The Advisor/Officer takes a lead role in providing professional advice regarding fleet compliance and safety issues for the Municipality’s diverse fleet of vehicles inclusive of: snow plows, emergency vehicles, heavy equipment, etc. and participates in departmental strategic planning as a key member of the Fleet Management Team.

  • Manages the planning, development, maintenance, and delivery of fleet compliance and safety, collision prevention, and operator/driver safety programs.
  • Provides expertise and advice on matters related to fleet compliance and safety, collision prevention and operator/driver safety.
  • Leads the development, implementation and revision of all related programs, procedures and guidelines.
  • Leads the promotional and educational activities within the HRM business units to further fleet compliance and safety awareness.
  • Develops and implements a safety audit plan with the aim of ensuring that all HRM vehicles are safe and in regulatory compliance (e.g. snow plow overloading, air brake system maintenance, wheel separations, tire pressures).
  • Undertakes a review and physical upgrade, as necessary, of the Municipality’s fleet of snow plow trucks and issuing instructions for payload capacity changes as required, with the aim of ensuring that snow plows are constructed and operated in conformance with regulatory and manufacturers’ weight requirements.
  • Collaborates with federal, provincial and municipal staff when required, with the aim of ensuring that Fleet operates within prescribed limits and regulations.
  • Investigates and determines the cause of reported collisions and/or incidents, involving HRM operated vehicles/equipment as well as unreported or 'found' damages
  • Performs safety compliance checks on HRM vehicles/vehicle operators and facility records.
Education & Experience
  • Certified in one of: Fleet Safety Professional, Certified Transportation Safety Co-Ordinator, CVSA Certificate in NAS Level 1 or higher.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience in fleet safety, fleet maintenance, project management and contract administration
  • Five (5) years of related work experience in large fleet maintenance activities, including analyzing/evaluating municipal vehicles/equipment for safety, operational capabilities, reliability, maintainability and usage.
  • Experience in data analysis and working within the requirements of related safety legislation.
Technical/Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities
  • Proficiency in business software and information systems (e.g. Fleet Focus,
Microsoft, Fleet Management Information System, word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, project management, preparing reports, briefings)
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.
  • Extensive knowledge/field application of Canada Motor Vehicles Safety Standards, National Safety Mark, National Safety Code and Nova Scotia Vehicle Regulations, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), Occupational Health & Safety Act and other relevant Regulations, Generally accepted safety policies, best practices and industry standards
  • Knowledge of operating and safety specifications for a wide range of vehicles and complex technical equipment
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision, and collaboratively with all staff as part of a team
  • Possess organizational skills and flexibility to plan, initiate, organize and prioritize own work, and to deal effectively with multiple projects/demands, conflicting priorities, pressures and stringent deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct investigations/audits, perform data analysis, interpret results, and formulate recommendations
  • Able to prepare and conduct interviews with drivers, witnesses, supervisors and police at collision scenes
  • Proven ability to review complex technical specifications
  • Able to develop and maintain productive working relationships with employees and managers, and to deal with difficult personalities, confrontational/stressful situations and contentious issues
  • Able to interpret/translate legislation into easily understood language and to communicate assertively (written, verbal and interpersonal communication) at all organizational levels
  • Able to demonstrate sound judgement and decision-making capabilities
  • Analytical and attentive to detail
  • Able to demonstrate tact and diplomacy
  • Possess Initiative and self-motivation
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing requirements
  • Able to work outside and in inclement weather
  • Other related duties as assigned
  • Please Note: A complete job description can be sent to screened in applicants, upon request.

    COMPETENCIES: Analytical Thinking, Communication, Customer-Service Orientation, Organizational Awareness, Organization/Planning, Networking/Relationship Building, Teamwork and Cooperation and Valuing Diversity.

    WORK STATUS: Permanent, Full time

    HOURS OF WORK: Standard hours are 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday to Friday; flexibility may be required due to client demands

    SALARY: Non-Union, P2, $68,680-$101,000

    WORK LOCATION: 150 Thornhill Drive, Dartmouth

    CLOSING DATE: Applications will be received up to midnight on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020.

    Please note - We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for interview/testing, will be contacted.

    During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request accomodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing), and who require accomodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.

    Qualified HRM Retirees may also be considered for competitions if other qualified candidates are not available, and the retiree possesses specialized knowledge, and/or unique skill set not otherwise available. In these circumstances, a form of employment may be offered, including term and/or contract employment.

    Position # 78626953

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